2015 Subaru WRX S4 & WRX STI Type S Review


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Subaru unveiled the new 2015 Subaru WRX S4 & WRX STI Type S models. Both high-performance vehicles will be available in the Japanese market only.

Why S4 in its title? Well, because the Japanese automaker wanted to include everything that makes this new model better and more powerful. S4 stands for smart driving, sports performance, sophisticated feel and safety performance. Keep reading to learn more details.

Exterior Design of Both Models

2015 Subaru WRX S4

As you can see in the photos posted here, the 2015 Subaru WRX S4 received some changes of its exterior design. It features different front end, with a unique, more prominent spoiler, new radiator grille, and new daylight running LED lights. There are also elegant 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 225/45 tires, rear diffuser with two pairs of exhaust pipes, and side sills.

S4 rear view

On the other hand, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI Type S gets a more sportish look. It comes with a new LED headlights, additional bumper skirts, new rear diffuser, rear wing spoiler, and different 18-inch alloy wheels, which are lighter but stronger. Other than these changes, the two cars looks almost identical.

The interior of the Type S also received some minor tweaks, with carbon-like, leather and metallic trims, as well as new sports seats with red stitching.

You can see more photos of these two cars in the gallery after this article.

interior

2015 Subaru WRX S4 Engine Specs

The first model is now called the 2015 Subaru WRX S4. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo engine with four cylinders and direct injection. This power unit can produce 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Power will be sent via the CVT automatic transmission only to the all wheels.

The official numbers were not released. However, some sources claim that the car can reach the speed of 60 mph in under 5.4 seconds. Its combined fuel economy rating in Japan is 31 mpg.

2015 Subaru WRX STI Type S Engine Specs

On the other side, the STI Type S model is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. However, this one is rated at 305 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, making the second car even more powerful. This model will be available with a manual gearbox only.

Both cars also feature the new EyeSight safety technology, never used before in the WRX vehicles, as well as additional cruise control, braking assist, and safety systems.

New Subaru WRX STI Type S

Release Date and Price

Both the 2015 Subaru WRX S4 and STI Type S models already went on sale in Japan, on the August 25th. The S4 has a starting price of ¥3,348,000, which is about $32,000.

Price tag of the Type S model is not available. Price of the original WRX STI model ranges between $34,495 and $38,495. I assume the Japanese price tag will be about 40 grands.

Photo Gallery

In the gallery below, you can see more official photos of both the 2015 Subaru WRX S4

… and WRX STI Type S models.

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